Definition of confused adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈfjuːzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfjuːzd//
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  1. 1  unable to think clearly or to understand what is happening or what somebody is saying People are confused about all the different labels on food these days. He was depressed and in a confused state of mind. I'm confused—say all that again.
  2. 2  not clear or easy to understand The children gave a confused account of what had happened. A confused situation followed the military coup.
  3. Extra examples ‘Why?’ she asked, suddenly horribly confused. Dr. Solaris turned to her, obviously confused. George paused, momentarily confused. He left his audience thoroughly confused. He looked at his father, who looked equally confused. He was beginning to get rather confused. He was very confused about his feelings. I’m confused by the whole thing. The policemen looked a little confused at her question. a highly confused picture of a complex situation He was feeling thoroughly confused by the end of the speech. I’m confused—say all that again. The children gave a confused account of the events of the previous day. The information supplied was confused and contradictory.
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